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Babel by Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons became famous with their widely acclaimed debut album ‘Sigh No More’ in 2009. I was a huge fan and was stunned to find out that they had released their second album almost two months back. We really need some RSS feed thingy to get selective notifications of new albums.

Babel, the new album, is pretty good, much like the previous one. I listened twice and it didn’t hit me like Sigh No More did, but still, Babel’s got that unique Mumford & Sons style and lyrics. According to Wikipedia,

… Babel debuted at number one on the UK Album Chart and the US Billboard 200. It became the fastest selling album of 2012 in the UK, selling over 158,000 copies in its first week, and was the biggest selling debut of any album in 2012 in the US, selling 600,000 in its first week.

That’s big. I’m having mixed feelings, but if you liked Sigh No More’s folk-rock, you won’t find Babel disappointing.